Steelers Poach Young Playmaker From Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers poached a young playmaker, Miles Boykin, from the Baltimore Ravens.
The Pittsburgh Steelers poached a young playmaker, Miles Boykin, from the Baltimore Ravens. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

With the departure of JuJu Smith-Schuster in free agency, the Pittsburgh Steelers have a hole to fill on their roster. Pittsburgh has been known for its three-headed monster at wide receiver in recent years, headlined by Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool.

Fortunately, the Steelers might've addressed this need on Tuesday afternoon while sticking it to their fiercest rival, the Baltimore Ravens.

Just one day after his surprising release from the Ravens, Miles Boykin is headed to join the Steelers, who claimed the third-year wideout off waivers.

Miles Boykin Steelers

Boykin was a Ravens third-round draft pick back in 2019. His career has been underwhelming to start, only notching 33 receptions, 470 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns through 40 games.

The former Notre Dame product played in just eight games a year ago due to injuries, leading up to his release.

Standing at 6-foot-4, Boykin is a big-bodied receiver that can complement the combination of Claypool and Johnson nicely. After all, Pittsburgh has been known for its ability to make the most of young wide receivers.

Another interesting wrinkle here is head coach Mike Tomlin's familiarity with Boykin. Tomlin scouted and met with the Notre Dame standout ahead of the 2019 Draft.

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